To: email@example.com; Dante-Gabryell Monson <dante.monson@...>
Subject: Re: [learningfromeachother] Re: [sustainable_solidarity] Article - Rhizomatic Education: Community as Curriculum - Dave Cormier
Hi Thomas and Dante
Dante - thanks for the second link too. Another interesting paper. I was tempted to respond to that one as well, but satisfied myself with signing up for the related September course instead. You mentioned sending me a related question as well. I look forward to seeing that - but once again may have to avoid getting drawn into discussion just now - I may have to just think, but not write.
Thomas - Thank you for your encouraging response - although I think you put words in my mouth. I did not say academic circles have a lot of vices - just that there is a big culture gap between the established academic world and those of us who study, informally through online communities of learning (in a "rhizomic way"I understand - if I have read the description carefully enough) Also - I see you have started a new humanhuman group, I mean to join when I find the link - or perhaps you would subscribe me - or post details for all of us here.
I love the idea that "Knowledge is a road where we meet unexpected people.... Certainly my life has been much enriched by the people I have come to know in my explorations relating to teaching and learning - such as everyone who contributes to this list of course :-)
2008/8/5 Thomas Chepaitis <uzheroldas1615@ yahoo.com>
Glad to hear your rhizomatic voice, Pam!
You are right, academic circles have a lot of vices (which were clearly described by brothers Wesley in their sermons). In short we can call them "dons". There always are a lot of people who try to enter and cling to that "inner circle", and you luck is that you are outsider.
Open the circle! Make it wide!
Knowledge is a road where we meet unexpected people, a road to Truth, not to preserving Knowledge for it's sake...